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How to Be an Author: Lessons in Professionalism for a Writing Career

The article How to Be an Author: Lessons in Professionalism for a Writing Career appeared first on The Write Practice. If you want to know how to be an author, it starts with knowing you’re a writer. But there’s a difference between being a professional writer and a hobbyist. Professional writers publish for a specific Read more

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Short Story Submissions: 10 Easy Steps to Go From Writing to Published

The article Short Story Submissions: 10 Easy Steps to Go From Writing to Published appeared first on The Write Practice. How do you submit a short story for publication? It’s a lot to think about and I’ve seen more than one writer throw in the towel and say they’re happy to just be writing. To make Read more

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How to Shorten a Story: Writing Tips to Decrease Your Word Count

The article How to Shorten a Story: Writing Tips to Decrease Your Word Count appeared first on The Write Practice. Short stories are their own art form. In a novel, you have an entire book to elaborate, to make your readers care. In a short story, you have to have the same elements, but in Read more

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How to Edit a Short Story: A Step-By-Step Process Every Writer Can Handle

The article How to Edit a Short Story: A Step-By-Step Process Every Writer Can Handle appeared first on The Write Practice. Writing a short story is difficult, but there’s a special learning curve that comes with how to edit a short story. Even though there is a small word count, where do you start? The Read more

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Short Story Tips: 3 Successful Strategies to Write a Short Story

The article Short Story Tips: 3 Successful Strategies to Write a Short Story appeared first on The Write Practice. Knowing how to write a short story seems like it’s a no-brainer. They’re short; how hard could it be? However, once you start writing a short story you’ll probably realize that you don’t know how to Read more

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9 Key Elements of a Short Story: What They Are and How to Apply Them

The article 9 Key Elements of a Short Story: What They Are and How to Apply Them appeared first on The Write Practice. If you’re new to short story writing, it can be intimidating to think of fitting everything you need in a story into a small word count. Do you need to apply certain Read more

How to Come Up with Story Ideas: 6 Foolproof Strategies for Any Writer
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How to Come Up with Story Ideas: 6 Foolproof Strategies for Any Writer

The article How to Come Up with Story Ideas: 6 Foolproof Strategies for Any Writer appeared first on The Write Practice. You’re a writer. You want to write a story—but for whatever reason, you’re not inspired right now. Or maybe you are, but you just can’t think of a story idea that really interests you. Read more

5 Reasons You Should Aim for 100 Literary Rejection Letters in 2021
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5 Reasons You Should Aim for 100 Literary Rejection Letters in 2021

It’s goal-setting season again! Have you set your writing goals for 2021 yet? Do you plan to submit any writing to editors or literary agents this year? Love them or hate them, the idea of setting goals permeates the entire month of January. And most of those goals are “positive.” From physical appearance to self-care Read more